Shabbat Shalom, 1 Sivan 5774

Today is Rosh Chodesh Sivan  (head of the month) and the 45th day of counting the Omer. Candle lighting time on South Whidbey is at 8:41. This week’s parsha is Nasso, covering Numbers 4:21-7:89.

Nasso contains the tale of Samson and Delilah. Interesting fact: Not only was hair cutting forbidden to Samson, but as a nazarite he was forbidden from drinking wine, wine mixed drinks, and wine vinegar- in addition to abstaining from eating fresh grapes, grape seeds, grape skins and raisins.

Commentary can be found at the following sites:

Aishhttp://www.aish.com/tp/

Rabbi Ted Falconhttp://www.rabbitedfalcon.com/weekly-focus/

Torah.org: http://torah.org/learning/torahportion.php3

My Jewish Learninghttp://www.myjewishlearning.com/texts/Bible/Weekly_Torah_Portion/naso_index.shtml

And animated at G-dcast: http://www.g-dcast.com/naso

 

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